Each week, The Sanctuary has an interesting program of retreats, workshops, classes and events on offer to all visitors and guests. Being very in the moment, we plan many of our classes and events week by week based on the teachers who are with us and what is popular with our guests. We are blessed to have world-renowned teachers passing through all year round and we always have a colourful array of classes and workshops on offer.
Our up and coming retreats and workshops are displayed below… simply click on the event you are interested in for further details and booking information!
Upcoming Retreats and Workshops
with Randall O’Leary
Our Level 1 course is aimed at giving students a deeper experience of yoga. We not only practice yoga in its many forms, we also look into the methods and techniques to understand how and why yoga works. This is useful for both students who are or wish to become teachers and for people who are simply interested in going deeper into their practice. We run a course which is designed to be fun, intelligent, transformative and interesting. Regardless of your yoga experience, there is much to be learned and explored in the course.
A great way to connect with other open hearted people here at the Sanctuary as we take a 5 day journey, step by step, into the higher possibilities of living in Love… always. There will be lots of dancing, powerful spiritual practices, mindful exploration of Nature, meditations and times of deep silence, explorations of the essence of Chi Gong and Inner Yoga, peeks into the deeper mysteries, and lots of Love in everything.
Would you like to get clear why you are here?
Do you feel ready to live and share your passion, but feel a bit stuck?
Do you feel like you are just about to burst out and shine, but are still hiding?
Would you like to know how to connect to your vision? Discover your purpose?
Are you ready to feel alive and in love with your life?
This workshop will take you through a number of magical, mind, body and heart therapeutic processes designed to heal the past, vision the future and set up a stable daily practice of life tools.
Each day is devoted to different energetic practices, using sacred sigals, meditations, body movement, breathe techniques and mental dynamics to recode and rewire the reality that you are creating this lifetime. Bringing balance to the heart, the mind, the body and the soul.
Psychic ability, a sixth sense, the gift of prophecy, clairvoyance, clairsentience – there are many names to describe this quality we simply call Spiritual Intuition. Everyone has intuition; the degree to which it is used varies from person to person. Intuition is often defined as a knowing, without the use of rational processes.
Join me for this playful two day workshop to gain clarity, remove blocks, release fears and learn to trust the voice of your intuition as you move easily in the direction of your desires and dreams.
This is an initiatory journey to awaken your Life-force energies, and open your core subtle energy channels so a strong biological process of transformation is established. There is a higher potential of our human bodies to shift from the chemistry of drama and stress to the Oxytocin chemistry of Love.
This is the inner teaching of the higher Yogas, Tantric Buddhism, Native American Quodoushka and the Tao. Are you ready for biological transformation? Is the caterpillar ready to melt down into wings and fly?
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During this week we will empower the digestive and transformative force of the body, known in Ayurveda as Agni. For increased results, the cleanse will combine a range of techniques from Ayurveda and Yoga to Naturopathy and Chinese Medicine, creating a truly holistic detox experience.
Each day we will cover a different aspect of wellness education so that you leave the detox with the wisdom to sustain the vitality that we create together. The base detox program will be gentle with an emphasis on restoring digestive power and vitality for life. There will be extra options available to increase detoxification, deep relaxation or specified bodywork treatment once you have had your holistic consultation with Kimmana.
Join Abria Joseph and Marc McCauley for an inspirational retreat in paradise!
The retreat includes -
2 Daily yoga practices
3 Full days of fasting and colonic cleansing
3 Delicious organic vegetarian meals each of the 7 days after the fast, prepared by Sanctuary Thailand
Tropical adventures with the group & available private boat trip & snorkel/raft rentals
Transformative environment of Thailand sequestered in a truly magical space to rest and revitalize on a beach of Koh Phangan, Thailand
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You must have your 200 Hour Yoga Certificate to take this module. This course will be limited to 14 people.
Outline of what will be covered:
- Art of Sequencing
- Krama by Vinyasa Krama
- Adjustments and Enhancements
- Anatomy of the injured Yogi
- Teaching to the Pregnant Goddess
- Standing in One’s Own
- The ‘Open Level’ Class
- Feeding Ourselves on and off the Mat
You will learn:
- Alignment and anatomy of the yoga postures
- Contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students
- The actions and ethics of hands-on adjustments
- How to intelligently sequence yoga poses and create seamless vinyasa flows
- Philosophy, sanskrit and history of the yoga tradition
- Pranayama, breathing techniques, understanding our life force
- The business of yoga: authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher
Details to be announced soon!
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This 6 week Advanced course is open to yoga teachers and serious students of yoga only. The schedule will be intensive and both physically and emotionally demanding. Aligning with our philosophy of Awakening, Healing & Personal Transformation, this course will not only develop your personal practice and refine your craft as a professional, skilled yoga teacher, but also focus on breaking through limiting beliefs and igniting your personal power.
This week at the Sanctuary…
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Our week begins every Sunday at 3pm with The Gathering at the Tea Temple. At this event you can discover what the following week will bring. You can meet our healers and teachers, ask questions, sign up for events and be involved in free demonstrations.
Monday to Friday sees a variety of classes, workshops and events. Some classes last between 1 and 2 hours and workshops may run for a few hours to a few days. We also have free Tea Temple events – such as kirtan singing, chanting, conscious cinema (discourses and spiritual documentaries) and talks.
You can drop into the Tea Temple at any time to find out more information and sign up for classes and workshops.
The Tea Temple is open between Sunday and Friday for tea, shakes and snacks. Between 1 and 3 pm, the Tea Temple serves a simple yet delicious Japanese-inspired lunch menu – including range of healthy salads, Sushi rolls with brown rice and Miso soup!
Regular events and classes that we are currently hosting include:
- Weekly Astrology Weather Report every Monday – Free
- Introduction to Ayurveda and Holistic Health – Free class
- Wednesday Storytelling evening – 6 to 7pm – By donation
- Daily free Meditation classes – 6 to 7pm
We have a range of alternative and spiritual documentaries and discourses available to watch in the Tea Temple on demand.
Regular Free Weekly Events
Tuesday Movie under the Stars
Lay back and relax on the beach underneath the starry sky and enjoy a movie from our eclectic collection, every Tuesday night at 8:30pm. Movies are screened in the restaurant during wet weather!
Thursday Open Mic Night
From singing, guitar, poetry and comedy to raincoat fashion parades, dijeridoo and belly dancing; we’ve nearly seen it all at our very popular Open Mic night. It happens every Thursday night at the Sanctuary restaurant. Whether you are on stage or in the audience, it is always an entertaining evening.. our talented Thai staff often join in the fun!
The Gathering - 3pm every Sunday
Join us at the Tea Temple every Sunday at 3pm for the opportunity to meet our healers… learn about the natural therapies on offer, ask questions and participate in demonstrations. It is also the perfect chance to meet other guests and find out about upcoming workshops, events and classes! During the School of Life, workshop teachers will present talks and demonstrations at the Gathering, before their workshop begins on Monday.
Either take on the challenge of the jungle walk to Had Rin town (approximately 2 hours) or perhaps explore the riverbed and the waterfalls as the trail meanders its way up the hillside. There are also walks to other bays further north on the east coast.
The viewpoint is a beautiful place that some people find on their first day here, yet others take years to discover! A short 15 minute walk to the top of the headlands reveals a stunning view up the coast and of neighbouring island Koh Samui. Getting there for sunrise is a pilgrimage well worth the effort.
Traditional Thai long-tail boat trips can be arranged with any of the family boatmen. Cruise the east coast in a long-tail boat and enjoy waterfalls, stunning coral and deserted beaches.
We offer sea kayaks for rent as an adventurous and healthy way to explore the beautiful east coast of Koh Phangan. Take a packed lunch, visit deserted beaches and practice your snorkelling!
Ang Thong Marine National Park Day Trip
Located west of Koh Phangan, a speedboat day trip to the marine reserve can be organised for you. This is an amazing day out where you can snorkel in totally untouched coral gardens, picnic on empty beaches and explore the Emerald Lake.